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9 Days & 8 Nights
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West Highland Way - 9 Days & 8 Nights

  • Complete Scotland’s most iconic long-distance hiking trail
  • The remote Scottish Highlands, shimmering lakes, and misty moors
  • Unwind with a dram of whiskey and soak up the friendly atmosphere
  • Hike from Loch Lomond to the wilderness of Rannoch Moor
  • Sense of accomplishment reaching Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis
Lace up your hiking boots and discover the dramatic landscape of the Scottish Highlands on Scotland’s finest long-distance trail. Journey from Milngavie, just outside of Glasgow, to Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis, following ancient paths and historic military roads. Immerse yourself in the melodies of birdsong in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and take a moment to admire the mirrored reflections in a glistening lake. Venture through the secluded wilderness of Rannoch Moor before savoring the charm of a welcoming pub. The top of Devil’s Staircase marks the highest point of the hike, and before long, you’ll arrive at Fort William, Scotland’s Outdoor Capital. This is one of our most popular itineraries that provides you with plenty of time to relish the experience and the scenery, avoiding the 20-mile day on the 8-day itinerary.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Milngavie, walk to Drymen 12 miles / 19.5 km Day 2 Drymen to Rowardennan 14.5 miles / 23.5 km Day 3 Rowardennan to Inverarnan 14.5 miles / 23 km Day 4 Inverarnan to Tyndrum 12 miles / 19 km Day 5 Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy 7 miles / 11 km Day 6 Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse 12.5 miles / 19.5 km Day 7 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 8 Kinlochleven to Fort William 15 miles / 24 km Day 9 Onward travel from Fort William
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 7kg is equivalent to 1 single running shoe (not even a pair!).

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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  • West Highland Way, Adventure Your Way

    Countless happy hikers have completed The West Highland Way with Macs since we first operated it back in 2003. It remains a firm favorite with us at Macs and is still one of our most popular trails.

    For a taste of the experience we have put together this short feature about a father and daughter on their West Highland Way adventure.

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  • A View into The West Highland Way

    In this gorgeous video, Ewan - with the backdrop of the world-famous Loch Lomond and sounds of the bagpipes - discusses some of the finer points of hiking The West Highland Way.

    He explains the accommodation, baggage transfers and how hassle free Macs Adventure make your vacation along The West Highland Way.

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  • West Highland Way Video Diary

    Dan from the Macs team hiked the full West Highland Way.

    In Dan's lovely video, he includes stopping points you shouldn’t miss (the distillery being the first!), what’s in his backpack, the red deer he saw and much more.

    Sit back and enjoy this video which gives you a great flavor of what’s in store for you on the West Highland Way.

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Why Macs

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

The Biggest Choice

Self-guided hiking & biking is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Around Since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.
Reviews

21,000+ Customer Reviews

Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & British Travel Awards, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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